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This Is The American Forces Network

Author: Patrick Morley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969011
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Chronicles the policy disputes between Britain and the United States over armed forces radio broadcasting during World War II.

God And Uncle Sam

Author: Michael Snape
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838923
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America's armed forces played a critical part in the defeat of Hitler's Germany and made by far the biggest contribution to the Allied defeat of Japan. In the US, military veterans of World War II are widely revered as the foremost representatives of 'the greatest generation', a generation that vanquished fascism in Europe and the Far East, faced down the threat of communism during the Cold War, and achieved unprecedented levels of prosperity and social mobility in their own society. Elsewhere, America's service men and women are often remembered more ambivalently for their material abundance, their hedonism, and even their rapacity. God and Uncle Sam shows that both perspectives are problematic: America's armed forces were the products of one of the most diverse and dynamic religious cultures in the western world and were the largest ever to be raised by a professedly religious society. Despite constitutional constraints, a pre-war 'religious depression', and the myriad pitfalls of war, religion played a crucial role in helping more than sixteen million uniformed Americans through the ordeal of World War II, a fact that had profound and far-reaching implications for the religious development of post-war America. This timely and authoritative book draws on meticulous research in US archives and is informed by contemporary films, photographs, posters, and sound recordings. MICHAEL SNAPE is Reader in the Department of History, University of Birmingham.

Beyond The Latino World War Ii Hero

Author: Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774524
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Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez 's edited volume Mexican Americans & World War II brought pivotal stories from the shadows, contributing to the growing acknowledgment of Mexican American patriotism as a meaningful force within the Greatest Generation. In this latest anthology, Rivas-Rodríguez and historian Emilio Zamora team up with scholars from various disciplines to add new insights. Beyond the Latino World War II Hero focuses on home-front issues and government relations, delving into new arenas of research and incorporating stirring oral histories. These recollections highlight realities such as post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects on veterans' families, as well as Mexican American women of this era, whose fighting spirit inspired their daughters to participate in Chicana/o activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Other topics include the importance of radio as a powerful medium during the war and postwar periods, the participation of Mexican nationals in World War II, and intergovernmental negotiations involving Mexico and Puerto Rico. Addressing the complexity of the Latino war experience, such as the tandem between the frontline and the disruption of the agricultural migrant stream on the home front, the authors and contributors unite diverse perspectives to harness the rich resources of an invaluable oral history.

Competing Voices From The Pacific War

Author: Sean Brawley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781846450105
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Key decisions and events of the Pacific War are explored in this work by juxtaposing Allied and Japanese accounts, giving voice to both sides in this epic confrontation.

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Author: Robert L. Beisner
Publisher: Abc-clio
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A thorough update of the standard bibliography of American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present day.

A Resource Guide To The Golden Age Of Radio

Author: Susan Siegel
ISBN: 9781891379048
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The first ever guide to 3,800 primary and seconary sources that explore radio's contribution to America's cultural heritage.Index integrates separate listings in Special Collections, Bibliography and Internet chapters and can be searched by program title, person or subject.